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Western Digital CEO Steve Milligan and Toshiba President Satoshi Tsunakawa

Toshiba, Western Digital agree to discuss memory business deal

Both sides move to end standoff over cash-raising sale

| Japan

TOKYO -- The chief executives of Toshiba and U.S. chipmaking partner Western Digital agreed Wednesday to discuss the Japanese conglomerate's sale of a majority stake in its flash memory unit, which Western Digital has opposed selling to any buyer but itself.

Toshiba President Satoshi Tsunakawa and Western Digital CEO Steve Milligan met here Wednesday afternoon.

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